Stanford design prof John Edmark, as part of his artistic residency at Autodesk, created these 3D printed "blooming" Fibonacci-sequence zoetropes, which seem to grow, writhe, and pulse as they're spun before a camera shooting every 1/4000 of a second. Read the rest
Viennese artists Annika Hakala and Lisa Looping of HoopioSis perform mesmerizing choreography using LED hula hoops. Be sure to watch in HD. Read the rest
"Oh my God! There's snow everywhere! Snow! Look! Have you seen that, man? Whooooa! More snow outside, yeah! The little Buddha in the garden, he's got f*cking snow on his little hands!" Read the rest
Seattle station KEXP had Tycho in studio, where they performed this lovely live version of "A Walk." Read the rest
This is a dramatic reading of "a memo sent from Scott Dadich to all WIRED employees in San Francisco, obtained by The Awl."
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We all treasure our photos of loved ones. Mementos of personal accomplishment. I encourage you to proudly display a few small items at your desk because our workspace reflects who we are. It reflects our values. But how we treat our workplace is a manifestation of how seriously we take our work. When we stop caring for our shared spaces, we demonstrate a lack of respect for the space and for each other. When you leave stains on countertops, it’s disgusting for your colleagues and embarrassing for visitors.
After a string of scandals and security lapses, at least five senior officials in the US Secret Service are headed out the door.
The government has a way of harming digital civil liberties in purported efforts to protect against cybermonsters.
A Chinese woman working as an assistant to a German news organization has been detained for more than 12 weeks.
"Since that glorious 'free speech' march, France has reportedly opened 54 criminal cases for “condoning terrorism,” writes Glenn Greenwald at The Intercept.
The Associated Press today reported “France ordered prosecutors around the country to crack down on hate speech, anti-Semitism and glorifying terrorism.”
"As pernicious as this arrest and related 'crackdown' on some speech obviously is," writes Greenwald, "it provides a critical value: namely, it underscores the utter scam that was this week’s celebration of free speech in the west." Read the rest
Criminal simian oblivious to the hungry seagull standing next to him. [via] Read the rest
I have a hard time with this decision sometimes, too. Read the rest
What needs to be said? Not much. Read the rest
I wish this escalator was taking them to the cornfield. Where is Billy Mumy when you need him? [via] Read the rest
I don't know, but it seems to me like it was retouched a bit too much. The Bieb looks like a sensory homonculus. Read the rest
Screechy plastic replicant lady Nancy Grace gets a lesson from 2 Chainz about the dangers of weed prohibition. Read the rest